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Bitter Harvest: Canada Wide Locations & Showtimes

From Friday March 3rd until Thursday March 9th, the film “BITTER HARVEST” will be playing in theaters across Canada. Produced by Ukrainian-Canadian Ihor Ihnatowycz, the film brings the tragedy of the famine-genocide to audiences around the world. Click here to access the film’s official website. To see the trailer, click here. Make sure to also […]

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2017 State of the UCBA

MEMBERSHIP: We continue to have over 100 paid (and pay-ish) lawyer members of the UCBA, as well as 30 student members and several Judicial Members. The UCBA has Ontario members in the GTA, London, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Oshawa, Windsor, Huntsville, and Ottawa as well as members in Winnipeg, London, Montreal and Halifax. Last week I […]

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Ukrainian Canadian Genealogy Database

Were your ancestors Ukrainian immigrants? If so, check out this fascinating new database! The first two Ukrainian settlers arrived in Canada in 1891 followed by tens of thousands until the start of the First World War. Most Ukrainian immigrants of this period were identified on government records as Poles, Russians, Austrians, Bukovinians, Galicians and Ruthenians, […]

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Jason Woycheshyn Recognized as Leading Lawyer Under 40

Congratulations to UCBA Executive Member Jason Woycheshyn who was recently recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40. Jason Woycheshyn is a leading lawyer in complex commercial banking and shareholder litigation. His mandates have included: representing Bank of Montreal in fraud recovery lawsuits arising from cheque kiting and other […]

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The Passing of John Gregorovich

It is with sadness that the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association informs its members of the passing of John B. Gregorovich, a great Canadian Ukrainian lawyer.                                                  

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Donald Bayne Receives 2016 Catzman Award

Ukrainian Canadian Lawyer Donald Bayne – Recipient of the 2016 Catzman Award for Professionalism & Civility The 2016 Catzman Award for Professionalism & Civility was presented by the Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, to Donald B. Bayne of Bayne, Sellar, Boxall on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Opening of the Courts […]

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3rd Annual Ukrainian Independence Day Networking Event

The UCBA held our 3rd annual Ukrainian Independence Day Networking event on Wednesday August 24th 2016 at 5 PM at the Crooked Cue. More than 30 members attended over the course of the evening and enjoyed almost perfect patio weather.

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Message from the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell

The UCBA received a request today from the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, the Chair of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments, requesting that we advise our UCBA members of the application process and invite them to apply, if they qualify. The deadline for the filing of applications is August 24, 2016. […]

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The Way It Was

One of our student members, Alexei Kovalev, wrote a paper for Osgoode Hall regarding how difficult a time Ukrainians had breaking into the legal profession due to the lack of support and articling positions. The paper in its entirety is posted here and it gives us some perspective as to how lucky we are for […]

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Contact MPs to Support Magnitsky Law

The Ukrainian Congress welcomes the adoption of the the “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)” which would “provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.” Concurrent bills were introduced in the House of Commons by MP James […]